Would you like to be engaging with communities at the heart of one of the world’s largest and most challenging environmental engineering projects, as they explore the possibility of hosting a geological disposal facility (GDF) for the long-term management of some of the UK’s radioactive waste?

Role description

Your focus will be upon developing strong and trusted local relationships with communities to help them engage with the GDF siting process, supporting them on their journey . You will be the conduit between RWM and community stakeholders to ensure seamless communication and strong relationships. This will help communities understand the science, engineering and societal issues  and you will respond to their issues and questions.


Your key duties will include:

  • Executing approaches to local community engagement that attract and retain communities in the siting process.
  • Developing and managing stakeholder relationships and resources to deliver community engagement activities.
  • and Advising the Head of Community Engagement on community engagement issues.


This is not a Monday to Friday, nine to five position. It will involve travel, meetings, attending events, delivering presentations and numerous activities in between. You’ll need to be resilient, diplomatic, driven and compassionate, as well as building trust in the communities in which you’ll engage.

Essential skills

Qualifications are not the main focus. Instead, an understanding of how to manage community, social and environmental issues as well as politics at national, regional and local level are high up on the list of must haves, and a broad understanding of land-use planning processes could be helpful.

If you feel you are suitably qualified for this position, Thomas Thor would like to hear from you. Please contact Alii Gleason on a.gleason@thomas-thor.com

About RWM:

RWM’s vision as an organisation is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment, collaborating with experts on multi-million-pound research programmes and radioactive waste producers to find ways to package it that are suitable for disposal in a Geological Disposal Facility.

Experienced HR professional, based in Cumbria UK with a demonstrated history working in staffing and recruitment across multiple industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Self-motivated with a passion for diversity and inclusion!

Alexandria Gleason